The Arrows + Hope Story
In 2012, Chris and Michelle Fisher, along with their four children, moved from the US to Uganda as missionaries. While living there, they developed relationships with many orphaned and vulnerable children. With the support of friends in the US, they began helping many of these children attend school.
While on a visit to one of these children’s homes, Chris and Michelle stumbled upon a village where they were asked to enter a mud hut and pray for a child who was sick. This precious child, laying on a thin mat over a mud floor, was nothing but skin and bones. His eyes and cheeks were sunken in, and he could barely even take a sip of water. They took this child, an orphan named David, to a hospital for care. They prayed with him, and had confidence David knew his Lord and Savior. The doctors did what they could, but David passed away only a few days later.
It is the life of David, along with the stories of many other children Chris and Michelle had the privilege to meet, which led Chris and Michelle to later saying “yes” to starting a ministry to reach the many other ‘Davids’ in Uganda.
During the time Chris and Michelle lived in Uganda, two women, named Sandy and Sally, visited several times. When Chris and Michelle returned back to the US in 2014, they met together and expressed a desire to continue supporting these children they now knew by name.
Together, in 2015, they started a child sponsorship program which focused on helping children in Obule, Uganda, in partnership with local Ugandan friends. Four years later, the ministry had grown into several different communities, including a new opportunity to serve in a slum area of Entebbe, Uganda. In 2019, the US team made a decision to start afresh with registering a new entity within Uganda which could better serve all of these areas.
Today, Arrows + Hope is privileged to serve 90 children within the communities of Soroti and Entebbe!